When my husband first mentioned the beer fast back in March, I was less than supportive. In my mind, surviving on beer alone for thirty days screamed of idiocy, and let’s just say that I voiced my concerns. How would he be able to work? Could he possibly be a good dad? Wouldn’t he get . . . → Read More: Beer Belly
Did you know that good is usually good enough? Not everything requires an A+ effort. This was news to me during my first year of motherhood. When I learned this invaluable mantra, however, it brought much peace and simplicity to my life. Good is good enough. I love it, and yet some of the peak . . . → Read More: The Rallying Cry
My husband’s increasingly intense love affair with brewing beer has had some unexpected benefits. Drawbacks as well, to be sure—he spends a ridiculous amount of time cleaning bottles, shopping for supplies, reading books about beer, and marketing the “burgeoning brewing society or club or organization or some damn thing” known as Subzero Brewing. But back . . . → Read More: Brew Day
The baby howls in the bedroom, wondering where I am. My two-year-old daughter stands in front of the TV wearing nothing but a diaper and a red Snow White headband. Our friend Dora explores the ocean and dances with Pirates. “Yo ho ho ho, we’re doing the pirate dance.” Indeed. Daddy, a.k.a. Josh, is at a fundraiser . . . → Read More: Sleepwriting
Maternity Leave Sadly, I have only three days left, but it’s been fabulous. A few weeks in, I decided to stop trying to nap. I was constantly frustrated because the kids would never asleep at the same time. My strategy since then has been to just keep moving! We’ve been to the pool, the splash . . . → Read More: What I’m Loving Right Now
Let’s wrap up this embarrassing moments theme, shall we? For Embarrassing Moment C, Nancy guessed, “The restaurant was so bad you ran to the store to get your own Heinz 57? Or helping out someone who was grilling?” Her second guess is quite close.
First, let me say that I can’t imagine life without ketchup. . . . → Read More: Let Me Explain More…
My Mom Mom went into labor with me on Mother’s Day of all days. Naturally, I was a stubborn baby, so I didn’t come out until the next day. Still, I imagine it must have been exciting to be laboring for the first time on such a significant day. Who knows? Maybe I’ll follow suit . . . → Read More: What I’m Loving Right Now
Now that the weather is warm, I finally got up the nerve to chop off most of my hair on Friday afternoon. As a busy mom, I rely a bit too much on the trusty ponytail. Now I’ll probably be just as lazy, but with clips or a hat. Ah, well—change is good, right?
We . . . → Read More: Some Good, Some Bad
Blogging. More than 500 unique visitors read my series on Jordan Holm this week. I am so grateful to Jordan for sharing his story, and I hope that readers got a good sense of who he is. I’d like to thank those of you who shared the links on Facebook—you are wonderful! The ratio of . . . → Read More: What I’m Loving Right Now
Minnesota has had one hell of a snowy December, and technically, winter doesn’t even start until tomorrow. Don’t get me wrong—I love the snow. In fact, you may recall that my previous post about tromping around in it was called “Energized and at Peace.” Well, I wasn’t feeling particularly energized or peaceful this evening.
My . . . → Read More: Snowy Road Rage